Troy University Public Radio launches spring fund drive celebrating 40 years on air

TROY Public Radio recently celebrated 40 years on air with a taping of

TROY Public Radio recently celebrated 40 years on air with a taping of "In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson" in the Trojan Cafe on the Montgomery Campus.

Troy University Public Radio’s spring fund drive, which helps support the programming offered by the network, kicked off on Saturday, celebrating 40 years of service to listeners.

The drive will run through April 8, and offers different options through which supporters can make donations. Listeners can contribute to Troy University Public Radio by calling 1-800-800-6616 or online. Contributions may also be sent by mail to Troy University Public Radio, Wallace Hall, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082. All contributions are tax deductible.

“The service provided by TROY Public Radio is made possible through the support of listeners,” said Kyle Gassiott, operations manager. “It has been that way for four decades, and we’re committed to serving listeners for the next 40 years.”

TROY Public Radio offers programming such as “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Here & Now,” “Fresh Air,” “Marketplace,” “This American Life,” “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” “On Point,” and “The TED Radio Hour.”

“TROY Public Radio brings you new voices, differing and thoughtful opinions, great journalism, inspiring music and stories that surprise you,” Gassiott said. “It provides you insights into topics that may challenge your long-held opinions or provide insight with another perspective and helps you to see the world in a different, more comprehensive way.”

The network offers world, national and regional news, arts and cultural programming on 89.9 FM Montgomery/Troy, 88.7 FM Dothan, 91.7 FM Columbus/Phenix City and HD Channel 1. Hybrid Digital service, available free to listeners with HD radios, also includes HD Channel 2 Classical Music 24 and HD Channel 3 BBC World News. All of the Troy University Public Radio stations and HD channels offer listeners a commercial-free radio experience.